So I have read about 150 books this year and I have found so many new authors. I tell you some of the standout authors that I will de try to read more books of in 2020!! I will chat through this list in the video below!!
Fave New Authors to me in 2019!
Laura E. Weymouth: I read The Light Between worlds and really enjoyed it!.
Ashley Elston: I read both the Lying Woods and 10 blind dates and found them to both be super fun reads and they both are high on my top reads of the year.
Lizzy Mason: This another new authors that really struck me and I really enjoyed this hard hitting contemporary read. I found it to be super well crafted read!
Maurene Goo: I actually read two books by this author and enjoyed both of them. I really found them to be fun fast pace reads that just put a smile on my face! I need to complete more of her books in 2020.
Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka: I really enjoyed this writing duo in 2019. I not only liked the stories but also really enjoyed the romances as well and I am looking forward to more stories by them in 2020.
Rin Chupeco: I read an early copy of her book Wicked as you Wish and I was blow away by this read and loved the fairytale themed novel. I def want to read Rin other series in the future.
Kalyn Josephson: I was super impressed by this political themed fantasy novel. I thought this story was super fast pace and really loved the characters as well. I am dying for the sequel.
Shea Ernshaw : I read both The wicked deep and also WinterWood and overall love both her mysteries and a creepy setting. I adored The Wicked deep and am excited to see future books by her.
Annie Sullivan: This is a author that I simply adored her book. I loved both the setting and the characters and found her story to such a solid standalone and felt like it was such a solid read and really hope to read more by this author in the future.
Shelby Mahurin: I really loved her book and found both characters, setting and time period to be super compelling, I am dying for book 2!
Shannon Messenger: I am loving this Keeper of the lost Cities series, I am really adoring both the characters and the setting and the world, i hope to catch up on this series soon.
So I really enjoy recaping the year in my bookish life!! So this will be a two part post saying the book series I have completed in 2019 and also the series I have “caught up on”. So Lets get into it!!
Book Series I completed in 2019!!
Everless Series by Sara Holand I have to say I preferred book one to this series overall. I thought the pacing was choppy in book two but I overall really did enjoy this series.
Throne of Glass By Sarah J Mass: I had some mixed thoughts about this series but I overall did like this series. I think I mostly preferred the first several books in this series but my favorite book was Tower of Dawn overall!!
Circle of Magic Series by Tamora Pierce I really did enjoy this series. I really did love all these characters and found them to be super fast pace reads and I overall really loved the world building in this series.I hope to start the other series in 2020.
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes This series was so well crafted and I really wish I wish I read these books closer together but overall I adored this tightly wound series and really loved both the mysteries and the characters!
Queen of Nothing: This series is one I really enjoyed and found the ending to be super satisfying as well. I really did enjoy this conclusion!!
The last life of Prince Alastor: I did not love the end of this series. I was not as invested in the plot of book two but I did enjoy the end of the book.
Series I am Caught up on!!
Arlo Finch and The Valley of Fire Series: I am super excited for the last book in this series. I rather enjoyed both previous books and am excited to see what happens next!
The Camlot Code Series: I really did love this king arthur inspired book series. I read book one and two back to back and overall was impressed with them, I am curious to see if we will getting more books in 2020!
Geekerella: I did read both books in this series and did enjoy then both. I think book one was the standout, but I am excited to see what characters we get next are!.
If I am being Honest Series: I love this companion series and loved how they take shakesperian stories and reflect them in modern teen-age life. I found both books to be super compelling to read and am so excited for book 3!
Hometown Antihero Series: I did read the second book of this series last year, I did like this book, but I did not love it. I am still crowing to like the main character but am interested in the other characters and the mysteries to keep reading.
The Vanderbeekers Series: I really loved this book so much and loved both the story but also how the characters are growing and changing, it is rare to find a middle grade series, that reflects real life and I am loving this series so much, excited to see where this book series goes next!
Dead Voices series: I am caught up on this mystery series and overall really enjoyed this story so much more then the first book in this series. I really loved both the characters but especially the setting. I am looking forward to the other books in this series as well.
Sanity and Talluah Series: I loved the first graphic novel in this series, but felt that book two had too many plot elements to keep me fully engaged and I missed the structure of book 1. I will def keep reading, cause I am very found of the characters.
The Start of me and You: I am so loving this series so much. I really am hopeful this series becomes a trilogy because I want to see how these characters end their high school years!! Fingers crossed.
The Trials of Apollo: I am so invested in this series, I liked book four a bit less then the Buring maze, But I am super exited to read more of this series in 2020!!
Let me know what are some books series that you either completed in 2019 or Series that you are became caught up on in 2019!!
So this is my favorite time of year!! I love to check in on the goals that I made at the start of the year and see how much progress I made and If I found success. So lets get into it!!
Check out my Official Stats Video on New Years Eve!!
I was able to meet my blog goal and got past 200 people!! I did not make my youtube goals or Instgram goals but my numbers did go up!
Goal: I listened to at least 12 audiobooks! Success: I actually went over this goal and listened to at least 16 books
Goal: I wanted to get better at organizing my blog, Instagram and youtube channel and giving you more consistent content!!Success: I think that overall I was much more successful and having constant content on all my various platforms.
Goal: I participated and completed in the Beat the Backlist Challenge, TBR and Beyond Channel and the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge!!Success: This was a split goal because I did complete Beat the backlist and Pop sugar but I struggled to follow the TBR AND beyond challenge!
Goal: Read more 2019 releases, Read books from the library as you take them out and read owl crate books in a more prompt fashion. Success: I found success in all these goals but especially reading more 2019 books and catching up on my Owl Crate reads as the books come out!
Goal: Use my Kindle more!!Not a Success: I did not use my kindle more and I really need to use it more in 2020.
Goal: Find a new home for at least 50 books. Success: I was actually able to find a new home for more than 75 books so far this year.
Goal: To read a decent amount of my BEA AND NYCC books this year! Success: I was able to complete this goal!!
Goal: Buy only two books a month minus my Owl Crate box. Not a Success: I am going to say I did not complete this goal but I also did not keep the best records to officially say.
Goal I wanted to read Five 2018 Owl CratePrevious books. Sort of a Success: Out of five reads I was able to read three!!
Goal: Diversity in the Genresthat I read. Success: I found this a total success and did much better this year! See my Sates for official numbers.
Goal: Be better about not stressing about reading. Sort Of Success: I say I did get better at this for the most part but I still did struggled with it at the end of the month and rushing to finish books.
Goal:Complete Harry Potter book 7 Not a Success: I have only got up to chapter 10 but I may finish it by the 31, only time will tell 🙂
Goal: Complete ShadowHunter Cannon: Sort of A Success: I did finish Lady Midnight but no other reads!!
Goal: Complete my Top ten Reading listNot a Success: I failed so bad at this, need to try to keep better records in 2020.
Goal: Start and complete my series listsNot a Success: I really forgot I made them, I really need to work on keeping better records for 2020.
Goal: Using my TBR Cups to encourage my reading. Nope: I failed so bad at this, but TBR carts and random number generators were more helpful!!
Let me know what are some goals that you completed this year and tell me what goals that you did not complete! Lets chat about in the comments!